Deadline: 31 October 2020
The Wikimedia Foundation is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Program Officer, Community Resources in San Francisco, CA, United States.
The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia – one of the most popular websites in the world, serving nearly half a billion users every month – and its sister sites. It is the only non-profit in the top 50 companies, supported by a community of millions of individual donors.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Senior Program Officer, Community Resources will perform the following functions:
- Contributing to the strategic direction of the team
- Continually develop the program to support the priorities of the Foundation and the goals of the Wikimedia movement.
- Support the development and implementation of a measurement and evaluation system to track ongoing progress for the grants program.
- Ability to proactively network, identify, and recruit prospective grantees.
- Apply your domain expertise in free knowledge ecosystems and volunteer communities to support the design and implementation of solutions that achieve the desired outcomes of the 2030 Strategic Direction and Movement Strategy.
- Supporting the grants cycle
- Oversee the current Simple Annual Plan Grants proposal process from start to finish.
- Manage communications related to the grants cycle.
- Work closely with grant applicants in the preparation of their proposals and reports, providing guidance on strategic planning, programming, staffing, board development, and financial management.
- Support due diligence and eligibility reviews for interested organizations.
- Coordinate WMF staff, committee, and community inputs following the APG process, and ensure timely creation of expert materials in preparation for proposal review.
- Facilitating the grants committees’ participatory decision-making
- Recruit and orient new committee members.
- Facilitate regular committee meetings.
- Create and analyze the results of surveys and other assessment tools at all stages of the review process.
- Co-create and publish detailed public staff assessments of each proposal.
Applicants must have:
- Experience in nonprofit capacity building as a funder, consultant, or nonprofit leader.
- Ability to prioritize work, manage time and multiple priorities, and meet deadlines.
- Ability to set realistic goals and objectives.
- Ability that would translate to creating constructive partnerships with the Wikimedia community, stakeholders, and fund-seekers.
- Skill in facilitating engaging, motivating, coordinating and supporting volunteer communities, and in negotiating the sometimes chaotic and contentious nature of free-thinking communities.
- Ability to engage and have dialog with individuals in a public setting and in a non-polarizing way.
- Proficiency in English and written and spoken communication (English), including speaking in front of large groups and reacting publicly in high pressure situations, and comfort in producing widely distributed written material.
- Fluency in another language other than English, preferably Arabic, French, Spanish or Swahili.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, Wikimedia Foundation.